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Quick Newbie question: SAE or Metric?

I just realized in reading some tech stuff that I'm only seeing references to metric wrench sizes... is my truck (late 99 F350) all metric, SAE, or what?

It would be nice if metric-- I've accumulated a lot of metric tools over the years working on Yotas and Mercedes. I thought I was going to have to buy a new set of wrenches and sockets...


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Almost all of it is metric. But, remember that the engine is an American design and has roots in SAE, so every once in a while you will scratch your head when you find something that just doesn't fit metric. Anything on the body should be metric.

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you'll find that on a whole lot of cars and trucks, foreign and domestic, almost everything is metric, there are some SAE sizes that match up with metric sizes, but if your buying tools to work on cars and trucks, i would definitely buy metric
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